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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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Expert reaction to new national lockdown announcement Our experts comment on the impact on children and their education and the pressures on the NHS.

05 January 2021 5 min read

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (4 January), University of Portsmouth experts comment on the new restrictions.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Alessandro Siani explains why you should consider getting vaccinated

05 January 2021 6 min read

If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine – or if you’re wondering why vaccines are considered one of humanity’s greatest achievements – here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated.

Woman injecting elderly male patient with vaccine

Ravelin Sports Centre: Why variation in architecture matters Justin Moorton, architect at FaulknerBrowns, explores the design of Ravelin Sports Centre's terracotta cladding

04 January 2021 3 min read

Variations of surface textures, shapes and colours help us to navigate our world and create our memories. Discover the theory and design processes behind the construction of our new sports centre.

Close up of terracotta cladding on the new Ravelin Sports Centre

The Next Generation of Antibiotics Tackling one of the biggest problems facing contemporary medicine: antimicrobial resistance

25 November 2020 2 min read

Professor Anastasia Callaghan and her team in the School of Biological Sciences are tackling one of the biggest problems facing contemporary medicine: antimicrobial resistance.

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Using Citizen Science approaches to ask questions about Covid-19

23 October 2020 9 min read

ACT Nairobi utilises a number of different creative methodologies to explore issues around COVID-19, including cellphilming, music, puppetry and visual arts.

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Is weightlifting the best way to lose weight? One of our sports science experts discusses different ways to lose weight

30 September 2020 4 min read

Weightlifting has become increasingly popular among amateur gym-goers, but is it good way to lose weight and does it really cause people to turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus? Examining whether a single study from China has strong implications about protecting our eyes during the pandemic

16 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about whether a study that found people with glasses less likely to catch covid-19, has useful applications on wearing goggles for protection

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The Oxford vaccine trial has been paused, but this is no reason to panic Any lessons learned from this trial will be carried forward for future vaccine development

09 September 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 5 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the meaning of paused vaccine trials and why they are not necessarily causes for concern

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Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating Why Government should look at long term solutions to the pandemic

17 August 2020 Dr Simon Kolstoe 7 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about government decisions on healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic

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Children reveal what they really think of adults – in their own research paper A group of children became researchers as they explored their views on grownups

07 August 2020 Dr Emma Maynard 8 min read

Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about children's perceptions of adults' decision making

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